I've been watching "Monty Python's Flying Circus" the past few days. It's pretty funny.
I also watched a couple episodes of "Kolchak: The Night Stalker." Basically this guy (Darren McGavin, the dad from A Christmas Story) is a Chicago newspaper reporter who investigates mysterious crimes with unlikely causes, particularly ones law enforcement authorities won't pursue. Often these crimes involve some element of the supernatural or science fiction, such as fantastical creatures. http://en.wikipedia....e_Night_Stalker
They only did one season of 20 episodes. Then they tried to bring it back in 2005 under the name "The Night Stalker"
It doesn't take itself too seriously, which I tend to like. Kinda funny at times. More of a "on in the background" type of show.